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Disability Today and John Scalzi's Great, New Novel 'Lock In'

Lock In, a near-future murder-mystery by John Scalzi, may be the first major work of speculative fiction that is, fundamentally, about wheelchairs. If that doesn't excite you, what will? Technically, no wheelchairs appear in the novel. Really,...Show More Summary

Wheelchair stolen in Dunlop

14 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all, Long time lurker, wish I was making a first post in better circumstances. My sons wheelchair was stolen from the boot of our car overnight, and I’m hoping someone may have seen it or have some information which will lead to it’s return. We live in Dunlop, very close to the walking/bike tracks, and I’m [...]

Fla. man near death after nursing home leaves him in hot sun for 3 hours

An elderly man confined to a wheelchair was critically injured after staff at a Florida nursing home left him outside for three hours Wednesday, a day when temperatures soared to 93 degrees and a heat advisory had been issued.

Police Officer Becomes Wheelchair Man’s Hero in an Intense Rescue Caught on Camera

Most police officers do small acts of good each and every day that none of us get to see. One of those is getting recognized though, when Officer Gil Benitez helped get a wheelchair-bound man to safety during a dangerous downpour. Fort...Show More Summary

Suspect charged in Miami exit ramp killing

yesterdayNews / Crime : Crimesider

Police say Rodney Louis, 27, shot and killed Israel Perez, 58, who was in his wheelchair on a Miami exit ramp where he often asks drivers for change

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A couple days ago I went to get air in the tires of my power wheelchair. The wheels have a silly design in that they can't be pumped at a gas station, they have to be pumped by a mechanic. I'll never understand that. So we made our trip down to Canadian Tire where they will do this for me. Show More Summary

Southwest Airlines Apologizes for Misplacing Elderly Woman

Eighty-five-year-old Alice Vaticano was supposed to be wheeled to the Southwest Airlines gate to catch her flight home to Denver, but instead a "processing error" left her stranded in a wheelchair in Newark for 11 hours. Vaticano, who is "sometimes forgetful," didn't know where she was, and had no choice but to sit there until someone finally noticed her. Read more...

Man Gets Out Of Car To Fatally Shoot Panhandler In Wheelchair

The assailant got out of his car on I-95 in Miami, shot and killed a popular panhandler, then got back in his car an drove away. Miami-Dade police took the shooter into custody before noon Tuesday, but did not release a name or give a motive for the killing, which took place at the southbound [...]

3 Historical Examples Of The Federal Government Screwing Over The Troops

3 days agoOdd : Thought Catalog

It’s the common practice of politicians to go with the easy wrong over the hard right. As a result, the soldier on the ground and the veteran in the wheelchair suffer.

Towter Transporter is designed to make moving a wheelchair easier

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

When someone has a powered wheelchair that needs to be transported, the purchase of a wheelchair-accessible van is often required. Canadian inventor Len Wideman, however, doesn’t think that people should have to go to such an extreme. Show More Summary

News: George Takei, Nicki Minaj, Rick Perry, Doctor Who

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Nicki Minaj had a wardrobe malfunction at Sunday's VMAs. Rep. Aaron Schock makes talking to constituents about commercial barging look 'dam' sexy. Geroge Takei apologizes for posting photo of woman standing up in a wheelchair with the caption, 'There has...

Learning About Life from the Woman Who Taught Us About Death

I'm not sure why I walked into Barnes and Noble that afternoon, except that the "self-help" aisle seemed like a logical place to be as I pushed the wheelchair of my four-year-old son who had just been diagnosed with a rare, degenerative brain disorder. Like many, I was first introduced to Dr. Show More Summary

Robot Arm Grabs Wheelchair, Stows it in the Back of the Car

6 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Here's a clever gadget that offers a practical solution to an easily foreseeable problem. Yes, there's room for your wheelchair in the back of the car. But once you've sat in your car, how are you going to put it there? For a wheelchair user traveling independently, this could pose a serious problem. Show More Summary

“You Was Probably Still In That Wheelchair When I Was Making Hits” – Funniest Quotes From Drake & Lil Wayne Going At It On Tour

Funniest Quotes From Lil Wayne Versus Drake Tour In case you haven’t heard by now, YMCMB head honcho Lil Wayne and his hit-making protegee Drake are currentlygoing from city to city to battle it out  on stage during their appropriately-titled

Poor doors? If you’re disabled, you’ll know society’s segregation doesn’t end there

The following article originally appeared on the “As I stared at the steps leading to the restaurant, I ran through a mental list of the summer. The lift that was too small for a wheelchair, the “accessible” spa hotel that had a spa that was not accessible, the terrace ramp that led nowhere. The polite […]

Leah Calvert’s Husband Jeremy Goes After Her Ex-Husband Over Ali

Teen Mom star Leah Calvert has been focusing on her daughter’s health for quite some time and fans are seeing how her entire storyline on the show is all about Ali and her wheelchair drama. They have been trying to get the insurance to cover the wheelchair and they currently have a loaner chair, so

Fort Myers Police Officer GIl Benitez Rescues Man In Wheelchair [Dashcam Video]

Fort Myers Police Officer Gil Benitez is heralded as a hero after he rescued a man in a wheelchair during a torrential downpour. “I’m not a hero. I’m just an officer. I’m just doing my job,” the Fort Myers officer said softly during an interview with an NBC-2 reporter. The man in the wheelchair begs

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